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Enoch’s Considered Home to Many

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In 1978, Doyle Jeter started searching for a place to build his legacy in Monroe. 

Jeter grew up around the music scenes of Philadelphia and New York. He realized as a child that Monroe had a rich music potential that was yet to be discovered. Despite getting a Master's degree in art printmaking, Jeter ultimately decided to pursue his goal of opening a cafe, creating a place where artists could come and express themselves. He founded Enoch's Irish Pub & Cafe.

The owner of the Clarksdale Delta Blues Museum, a friend of Jeter's, suggested that they bring in more blues artists. Soon enough, many famous blues singers began showing up at Enoch’s doors wanting to play.

From day one, artists showed up at the pub to play. The pub's popularity was due in part to the immense amount of hospitality shown them by Jeter and his staff. The free hamburger and beer helped, too.

Jeter and his family moved to Shreveport for a few years and left the pub to be run under the Enoch's name. Upon returning, Jeter said he felt that it had lost that feeling of home and family. Jeter moved to a new building to start over again, began working to bring Enoch’s back to a place where artists or any type of person could call home.

The pub once again has become a hot spot among live music venues in Monroe. The small size of the new building lends itself to an intimate relationship between musicians and patrons. Now run by Jeter's daughter, Molly Jeter McCullar and her husband, John; the pub is again a place that brings together a wide range of audiences to a place to call "home."